Published: 03 December, 2021
The Morrison Government is investing heavily in road upgrades both locally and nationally.
At a national level, $110 billion is being invested in infrastructure over 10 years. This infrastructure investment pipeline is already supporting 100,000 jobs on worksites across the country. This includes $15.2 billion in new commitments to infrastructure projects through the 2021-22 Budget, supporting an estimated 30,000 jobs across Australia.
Of the $15.2 billion, $3.4 billion is being committed in South Australia for projects that will ease congestion and improve road safety. They will support the economic recovery in the short term and boost productivity in the longer term.
The 10-year plan includes major highway and local road upgrades to bust congestion and improve safety for all road users. As part of this plan, three major intersections in Sturt are being upgraded through the Urban Congestion Fund.
This is in addition to the Flinders Link and the Gawler Electrification Project which will provide greater public transport services in our state. Regional roads in South Australia are also being upgraded through the Roads of Strategic Importance Initiative. This will upgrade key freight routes, helping agriculture and mining exporters, and providing safer roads for tourists.
✓ Magill Road & Portrush Road intersection upgrade (click here to find out more)
✓ Glen Osmond Road & Fullarton Road intersection upgrade (click here to find out more)
✓ Cross Road & Fullarton Road intersection upgrade (click here to find out more)